[wp-hackers] Premium plugin protection

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Sun Dec 12 04:14:54 UTC 2010

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- - Very few people, including lawyers understand the GPL or any software
license. In the end most people care about enforceability of a license,
law, and how effective it's going to be in getting the results you want.

- - I don't think the "approval" matters as much for commercial plugins,
you can't get backupbuddy, or gravityforms from .org/extend .. yet they
are fairly well known plugins...

- - I think the guidelines to be listed on .org are fairly clear, must
pass a coding standard..

- - the community as a whole works fairly well, in recommending for a
specific plugin, but there's always the issue of finding an influential
user who will recommend it.. etc etc.. and then you go back to the
normal way of figuring out how any open source project gets traction.

- - Which goes back to my earlier recommendation, of solve a problem no
one has, or solve it in a fashion no one has.. aka. build something
people want, and get it into their hands as quickly as possible.

Mike Schinkel wrote:
> This comment caught my eye.  I'd like to explore it objectively hopefully without triggering emotional responses.  Upfront I'll state that I'm not taking a position on this, I want to explore the legal, cultural and philosophical issues.
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